OU West Coast’s Rabbi Korobkin to Speak on Shabbat at 3 Seattle Shuls, August 25

16 Aug 2007

Rabbi Daniel Korobkin, Director of Synagogue and Community Services for the West Coast Region of the Orthodox Union, will deliver Shabbat messages at three Orthodox Union synagogues in Seattle on Saturday, August 25.

Shabbat morning, he will deliver a drasha (sermon) on the Torah portion, Ki Tetze, at Bikur Cholim-Machzikay Hadath (Rabbi Moshe Kletenik), to be followed by an afternoon shiur (lecture) at Congregation Ezra Bessaroth (Rabbi Salomon Cohen-Scali, on the topic: “Are We Really the Children of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: The Khazar People and Why They’re Relevant to Israel Today.”

In the late afternoon, he will give a talk at the Seudah Shlishit (the third meal), at Sephardic Bikur Holim Congregation (Rabbi Simon Benzaquen).

According to Rabbi Korobkin, who is also a pulpit rabbi in Los Angeles in addition to his OU responsibilities, “As one of the oldest and most established Jewish communities on the West Coast, Seattle is a very important city for the Orthodox Union. Its rich history as a great place of Torah Judaism and its current very strong Orthodox infrastructure, make Seattle a source of pride for American Orthodoxy.”

“As part of our regular visitations to our communities, the OU’s West Coast Region intends to increase its presence in the Seattle Jewish community and to organize more programming for the Orthodox community there. This visit is a major part of that initiative,” Rabbi Korobkin declared.